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Published: Saturday, November 17, 2012, 12:01 a.m.
Our future

Four more years of 'freebies'

Happy days are here again. Santa Claus (Barack Obama and the Democratic Party) is alive and well. No wonder people are flocking to our once great country, legally and illegally when we can once again look forward to four more years of free healthcare, aka Obamacare, which denies religious liberties, promotes abortion and contraception, free food, free housing, free welfare with no work requirement, free everything at the expense of people who actually work for a living. The passage of gay marriage and legalizing marijuana in Washington State is also a sad commentary on where our state is headed, down a slippery slope to moral bankruptcy. Thank you Herald for promoting all of the above.
There is not enough of the working middle class to sustain any of this, including "rich" people. The "Federal Money Tree" will eventually shrivel up and die, and so will our great country.
I am so angry that the incredibly stupid people of this state and country who voted for the above are willing to sacrifice their children's and grandchildren's financial future for a future full of freebies that will bankrupt us, financially and morally.
I would also submit that if you have a business, or are thinking of starting a business, be innovative or think you have a great idea to share with others, don't because your government will tax, regulate and run out of business before you know what hit you and your pocketbook.
We were once the "Home of the Free" (to be all you can be) and "Home of the Brave" (courageous). Our country is now "Home of the Freebies" and the "Home of the Suckers" (that will drain us dry sooner rather than later)!! The next time I see a person with a "Homeless, please help" sign, I will tell him/her to go talk to Mr. Obama.
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